*President's Message*
*General Membership Meeting Info, Schedule, and Hospitality*
*Micro-Training and Munchies * Duval PTAs Have Heart!

NEWS: * Scholarships! *New DCCPTA Diversity Committee

Membership, Treasurer, Bylaws:
* Membership * Member Benefits
* From the Treasurer

etc: Status of Girls Event, Voter Voice, House Bill 1079,
Committee on Education, Florida PTA's 2020 Legislative Priorities.
SAVE THE DATE: Florida PTA Leadership Convention
DCCPTA Annual P P Luncheon
NEW DCCPTA Wellness Instagram
Life Membership
Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

New year. New you. New Year’s Resolutions are sometimes a punchline, but they can also be the catalyst to reach higher and work harder. Sometimes you can’t wait for opportunities to appear to help you grow, change, do better, and be better. Sometimes you have to make it happen yourself. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started.
Make this second half of the school year and all of 2020 the best yet. Assess where your PTA is at and where you want it to go. 

You can do it! WE can do it... and keep building that bridge together.

Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President, Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs
COMING UP
at the next GM Meeting on January 28, 2020:

Words of Welcome
The Honorable Ashley Smith Juarez

Guest Speaker
Gail Lewis, Financial Education Specialist
 121 Financial Credit Union


General Membership Meeting Schedule

January 28
February 25
March 24
April 21

General Meetings are open to ALL PTA Members.
Every local unit is entitled to  two voting delegates ,
though anyone is welcome to attend.  

Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32205
 
Hospitality begins at 9:00 am
Meeting begins at 9:30 am 
H O S P I T A L I T Y

If your local unit would like to provide hospitality at one of our general meetings please contact the Hospitality Chair: 

*Still need to fill March and April!  
Micro-Training and Munchies
“All About Awards”
Join us after our January general meeting for a hands-on training all about applying for local and state PTA awards including putting together a Historian’s Book. 
Light refreshments will be served. 
To find award applications for DCCPTA awards:  
Award applications for Florida PTA awards:

Each month we are collecting items at our general meetings to work in partnership with our local units and bring attention to the many needs of our community. 

Please bring to the 1/28 DCCPTA General Meeting in the
Cline Auditorium at the DCPS School Board Building.
JANUARY collection to benefit hubbardhouse.org :
1.   Non-perishable, unopened food items:(canned proteins like peanut butter or tuna, canned veggies and fruits, boxed meals, salt, pepper, drinks).

2.   Diapers (preferably size 3 and up) and any type of formula.

3.   Linens: XL twin sheets, towels, blankets during winter months.

4.   Paper products and household cleaning supplies (paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic silverware, etc. – no Styrofoam, please).
5.   Break-resistant dishes, pots and pans, can openers, eating utensils.

6.   Toiletries: full-size shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, deodorant, tampons and sanitary pads.
NEWS
PLEASE share these scholarship opportunities with your membership!!

DCCPTA Scholarship
The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2020. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500. 
Application deadline is March 31, 2020. 
For more information:


Florida PTA Scholarship
Florida PTA offers a minimum of 4 $2000 scholarships for graduating seniors! Make sure to let your seniors know they must be a PTA member to apply
Application deadline is February 1, 2020
New DCCPTA Diversity Committee 
Our New DCCPTA Diversity Committee is seeking to build its inaugural committee with members from all backgrounds and all areas of Duval County to come together and work to develop some common ideas and goals that can improve representation and educational awareness within DCPS, particularly in the areas of bias, equity and accessibility.

All interested parties, please contact
Whitney Touchton at 904-502-3288 or  cwtouch@bellsouth.net
MEMBERSHIP - TREASURER - BYLAWS
Are you continuing to GROW your membership?
Please make sure you are paying your membership dues monthly to Florida PTA through MemberHub or mail to Florida PTA (form:  https://floridapta.org/media/2019/09/2019-2020-Membership-Dues-Payment-Form.pdf)  
MemberHub info:   https://floridapta.org/memberhub/
CLICK HERE for the UPDATED Member Benefit Flyer.
NEW National PTA Partners offering discounts for ALL PTA Members

If you know of a business that would like to partner with DCC PTA,
please contact Christina Cummings at BusPart@dccpta.org
--CURRENT (2018/19) MEMBER BENEFITS expired 9/30/2019--
Conduct a mid-year budget review. If there are additional expenses or a change in an allocated expenditure, the budget must be amended by a vote of your general membership.
etc.
Status of Girls:
Duval County Community Briefing

Join us as we renew our call to action and present the next phase in the Justice for Girls Florida Initiative.
WHEN:   Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Jessie Ball duPont Center, Lecture Hall, 40 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
WHO:  Community leaders, concerned citizens and parents. This event is FREE and open to the public!
CLICK HERE for more info or to RSVP
- Please remember to sign up for Voter Voice: 

-Are you following House Bill 1079 (formerly local Bill J-1)?

- To track what the Committee on Education is working on: 

-To see Florida PTA’s 2020 Legislative Priorities: 

-Florida PTA Leadership Convention,  July 16-19 . For more info: 

-Annual Presidents' and Principals' Luncheon: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Do you know someone that has gone above and beyond advocating for our children and youth? Give them the gift of a Lifetime! The Honorary State Life Membership is the perfect gift to honor someone for outstanding service to our children and youth. In addition to a certificate, pin and ID card, the proceeds help support the Florida PTA Scholarship Program.

Contact   Vicki Drake  for more information.